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Events of August 16th:

August 16th is the 228th day of the year (229th day in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 137 days remaining until the end of the year.

On this page, we have placed information about August 16th, including famous people born on, historical events that occurred on, holidays and observances that fall on, and astrological connections of, this day.
Famous People born on August 16th:

1884 Hugo Gernsback (writer, editor, publisher)

1888 T. E. Lawrence (soldier)

1913 Menachem Begin (Israeli Prime Minister)

Menachem Begin

1939 Trevor MacDonald (journalist)

1940 John Craven (journalist)

1946 Lesley Ann Warren (actress)

1953 Kathie Lee Gifford (TV host, singer, actress)

Kathie Lee Gifford

1954 James Cameron (film director)

1954 George Galloway ((British politician, journalist)

1958 Madonna (singer, actress)

1958 Angela Bassett (actress)

1962 Steve Carell (comedian, actor)

1967 Ulrika Jonsson (TV presenter)

1972 Frankie Boyle (comedian)

1982 Cam Gigandet (actor)

August 16th in History:

1819 The "Peterloo Massacre" - A cavalry charge into a public meeting in Manchester kills 17 and injures more than 600 people.

1858 US President James Buchanan sends greetings to Queen Victoria through the new transatlantic telegraph cable.

James Buchanan Queen Victoria

1954 First edition of Sports Illustrated is published.

1960 Cyprus independent from UK.

1974 The Ramones play their first show.

1977 Elvis Presley is found dead.

August 16th is also:

Feast of Saint Stephen I of Hungary (Catholicism)

Feast of Saint Roch (Catholicism)


People born on August 16th are Leo


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